Blu, Prestigio and Yezz showcase Windows Phone handsets

04 June, 2014 | Comments (40) | Post your comment

The Computex Expo in Taiwan kicked off yesterday and is bringing many new devices in the spotlight. Microsoft, is using the scene to present several new Windows Phone smartphones, and surprisingly or not none of them is coming from Nokia.

The first three new Windows Phone gadgets are coming from company's latest OEM partners, added to the official list of manufacturers after Microsoft made Windows free for devices under 9".

Microsoft Corporate VP of OEM Division showcased two new Blu devices today running on Windows Phone 8.1. The one pictured below is a 5" smartphone that will come in many different colors.



The other one is most likely the one was teased via Blu's Facebook page a while ago. There are no more details shared on those gadgets, but we expect an official announcement from Blu any moment now.


Blu's smaller WP handset

Prestigio is also joining the Windows Phone lineup with the MultiPhone 8500 DUO and MultiPhone 8400 DUO. Both smartphones are running on Windows Phone 8.1, come with dual-SIM capabilities and are powered by Snapdragon 400 chipset with a quad-core 1.2GHz Cortex A7 CPU and Adreno 305 GPU.

The MultiPhone 8500 DUO comes with a 5" 720p display, 1GB of RAM, 8MP rear camera with 1080p recording and a 2MP front snapper. It will launch in July at 170.


MultiPhone 8500 DUO MultiPhone 8400 DUO

Prestigio MultiPhone 8400 DUO packs a 4" IPS WVGA display and has an 8MP rear cam plus a VGA front camera for video chats. It will hit the EU shelves in August and will cost 85.

The Yezz's Billy, named after Bill Gates, has been around for a while. It boasts a 4.7" IPS 720p display, runs on a quad-core processor and comes with a 13MP rear camera. It should become available any moment now for 229. Yezz is also outing a smaller 4" version of the Billy with 8MP cam for 129.



Those aren't the only OEMs Microsoft has recently partnered with. InFocus will be showcasing its first Windows Phone device this year too, while design manufacturers such as BYD, Compal, Pegatron, Quanta and Wistron brought on Computex various design prototypes and we should be seeing them implemented in real devices in a few months.

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Blu, Prestigio and Yezz showcase Windows Phone handsets - reader comments

  • Anonymous

Did anyone bought one yet? I found a link on Amazon, really want to buy one but not 100% sure yet. http://www.amazon.com/Yezz-Billy-4-7-Unlocked-Ul tra-Slim/dp/B00N47IDNC/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qi d=1409715082&sr=8-2&keywords=yezz+billy ...

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  • 2014-09-03 05:39
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  • KramerM

It is nice to know that more manufacturers are now supporting Windows Phone. On another note, it feels like Nokia and Microsoft is in an open relationahip. Like Nokia can go Android, then Microsoft supporting other manufacturers when they alread...

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  • 2014-06-06 21:42
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  • Ulhaqpak

Guys Nokia Apps are gonna be available for these OEMs too so just chill... The Blu is like a Hybrid of BB, HTC One, Lumia 1520 just check it

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  • 2014-06-05 06:46
  • KIA2